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The Philosophy of Death Hardcover – June 22, 2009
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--J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Metapsychology Online Reviews, Volume 14
..."The Philosophy Of Death" by Steven Luper (Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department, Trinity University" is such a timely and highly recommended title for both academic library Philosophy collections and so well written that it is fully accessible and enthusiastically commended for non-specialist general readers as well... A work of impressive and comprehensive scholarship, "The Philosophy Of Death" is enhanced with an extensive section of references and a thorough index
--Midwest Book Review
"Luper (philosophy, Trinity Univ.) takes on one of the most important topics in philosophy, death... this will be of most use in and is highly recommended for advanced academic library collections in philosophy."
-Leon H. Brody, Falls Church, VA, Library Journal
"...Luper's book is well-suited to serve two purposes. It is a good introduction to these topics for the nonspecialist, due to the generally jargon-free writing style and the careful, thorough and charitable treatment of opposing views... It also makes a useful contribution to the philosophical literatures on the badness of death and the wrongness of killing; philosophers working on these topics will profit from reading it. The arguments are clearly stated and often convincing..."
--Ben Bradley, Syracuse University
"... the book is clearly and engagingly written, and would be a useful component of courses in bioethics, biomedical ethics, and metaphysics..."
--Harry S. Silverstein, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"...offers a series of finely tuned analyses of the concepts of life and existence, death, dying, harm, and interests... The book emphasizes choosing a responsible method and taking into account foresight and intention... [Recommended]..."
--J.A. Kegley, California State University, Choice
"....coherently gathers in one place the thought of a philosopher who has been considering the philosophical problems of death for 25 years.... serves as an overview of the terrain, and, the first part especially, could serve as a primary text for a class on life and death. It is also an excellent starting point for trained philosopher wishing to begin thinking about these issues. Each of these features is made all the more valuable by the fact that the book contains discussions of both abstract topics such as fear of death and posthumous harm as well as of practical issues like euthanasia and abortion."
--Jeremy R. Simon, Columbia University, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics